Armstrong Water Levels Receding
Dave Campbell, Head of the BC River Forecast Centre says heat has been trending for weeks. He says the snowpack in low levels is essentially melted, half to two-thirds of the mid level is gone, and 10 to 30 percent of the high elevation snow has melted.
The City of Armstrong is cautiously optimistic. The City says creeks in Armstrong continue to see a reduction in water levels. This change is due to the decrease in snow pack below the 1,500 meter level, clear skies and public works mitigation efforts.
However, with day time temperatures 8-10 degrees above the seasonal normal there could be rapid rises in creek flows as the snow melts at higher elevations. Due to this potential for rapid change the advanced evacuation alert for property owners and citizens that live along Meighan Creek in the Willowdale Road, Patterson Avenue and lower Becker Street areas remains in place.
Members of the public, observing or working near creeks are reminded that creek levels may rise quickly and should exercise caution at all times around the fast moving water and creek banks. Sand and bags are currently available for self-filling, at no cost, at the Public Works Yard located at 2950 Patterson Avenue and at the corner of Bridge Street and Okanagan Blvd.